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Phillips 66 (2418), Belle Chasse

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #96572
State Police #07-1742
Accident Date2007-05-28
Report Date 2007-06-01
Follow-up Date 2007-06-05
Follow-up: Yes

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Light Hydrocarbons1 m100-Pressure Safety Valve-5ANONOYES792.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Process Upset

Pressure relief valve(100-PSV-5A) on sphere T-205 relieved prematurely and unexpectedly, releasing Light Hydrocarbon Vapors (VOCs).

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

The valve was blocked and removed by maintenance for repair.